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					                        FORT SAM HOUSTON

                                                                                                                              MAY 31, 2012
                                                                                                                             VOL. 54, NO. 22

           A PUBLICATION OF THE 502nd AIR BASE WING – JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – FORT SAM HOUSTON                                                      JUNE 10, 6:30 p.m., Building 3300

 HONORING                                                                                                             Army exchange
   faLLEN:                                                                                                            officers, NCOs ‘re-
  a day TO                                                                                                            green’ at ARNORTH
 REMEMbER                                                                                                             By Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson          to assess the military per-
                                                                                                                      ARNORTH Public Affairs                sonnel exchange program
     The Hillmon family spends                                                                                                                              and for “re-greening.”
      time mourning the loss of                                                                                          A small group of U.S.                 “It’s an assessment,
       their father and husband,                                                                                      Army exchange officers in             which is mandated by reg-
             George, an Air Force                                                                                     Canada are doing every-               ulation; all security coop-
      veteran. They were among                                                                                        thing from training Cana-             eration programs undergo
      thousands who visited the                                                                                       dian forces to serving in             an annual assessment,”
     Fort Sam Houston National                                                                                        tactical, operational and             said David Morrison, Army
     Cemetery on Memorial Day                                                                                         strategic positions in the            North’s Military Personnel
         to remember their loved                                                                                      Canadian Armed Forces                 Exchange Program man-
    ones. For more photos, go to                                                                                      supporting missions in                ager.
                         Page 10.                                                                                     Libya, Afghanistan, the                  “We also bring them
            Photo by Lori Newman                                                                                      Arctic and elsewhere.                 home for ‘re-greening,’ so
                                                                                                                         The group of 21 Ameri-             they can get annual train-
                                                                                                                      can Army officers and                 ing, medical and dental
                                                                                                                      noncommissioned officers              care, take an Army physi-

Accreditation marks milestone                                                             of general medical
                                                                                          courses. Students then
                                                                                          begin 16 weeks of
                                                                                                                      spent a week at U.S. Army
                                                                                                                      North from May 14 to 18                       See RE-GREEN, P9

for respiratory therapy program                                                           classroom instruction,
                                                                                          conducted at METC.
                                                                                             The 16-week phase
By Elaine Sanchez                   therapy program in          skill set.”               two – a stringent,
BAMC Public Affairs                 the Defense Depart-            The three-phase        hands-on portion –
                                    ment sanctioned by the      program, which en-        takes place in San
   A new accreditation              Commission of Accredi-      compasses classroom       Antonio Military Medical
is enabling graduates of            tation for Respiratory      and hands-on training,    Center.
the respiratory therapy             Care.                       equips Army and Navy         Overall, students
program to walk away                   “As an accredited        students to work with     learn ventilation thera-
with an associate’s                 program, we can attract     medical professionals     py, pulmonary function
degree and eligibility for          the best and brightest      who diagnose and treat    testing, infection con-
national certification.             respiratory therapists,”    patients with breathing   trol, cardiopulmonary
   The Interservice                 said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Pedro   and cardiopulmonary       drug administration
Respiratory Therapy                 Lucero, BAMC’s chief of     diseases.                 and critical patient care
Program, hosted by Fort             pulmonary and critical         First, students com-   through a mix of lec-
Sam Houston’s Medical               care medicine. “Once        plete several months      tures, group activities,                                          Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson
Education and Train-                program graduates           of general education      demonstrations, hands-      David Morrison, Military Personnel Exchange Program manager, U.S.
ing Campus and Brooke               leave the military or       courses at Thomas         on instruction and clini-   Army North, covers the class schedule and afternoon appointments slat-
Army Medical Center,                return to a civilian job,   Edison State College,                                 ed for a group of U.S. exchange Soldiers May 17 during Army North’s
is the only respiratory             they have a marketable      followed by a month         See MILESTONE, P9         MPEP conference.

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                                                                                        Army Veterinary Corps celebrates anniversary June 3
            Editorial Staff                                                             By Kirk Frady                  Corps was dises-                                             world. Army veterinar-       more than 90 countries.”
                                                                                        MEDCOM Public Affairs          tablished March                                              ians ensure the health          At home, military
502nd Air Base Wing Commander
 Brig. Gen. Theresa C. Carter
                                                                                                                       31, 1980 and                                                 of military working dogs     veterinary supervision
                                                                                           The U.S. Army Veteri-       the Army be-                                                 and assist with host-        of operational ration
                Public Affairs Officer                                                  nary Corps celebrates its      came the execu-                                              nation related animal        assembly plants, supply
                Karla L. Gonzalez
                                                                                        96th anniversary June          tive agent for all                                           emergencies.                 and distribution points,
                            Editor                                                      3, although the need           DOD veterinary                                                  Veterinary staff advi-    ports of debarkation, and
                         Steve Elliott                                                  for military veterinary        services.                                                    sors also play key roles     other types of subsistence
                                                                                        expertise had been evolv-         “The Veteri-                                              regarding issues involving   operations are critical to
                       Associate Editor
                       L. A. Shively                                                    ing since 1776, when           nary Corps is a                                              chemical and biological      ensuring safe, wholesome
                                                                                        Gen. George Washington         national trea-                                               defense.                     food for our Soldiers,
                         Writer/Editor                                                  directed that a “regiment      sure, composed                                                  “The Veterinary Corps     Sailors, Airmen, Marines,
                        Lori Newman
                                                                                        of horse with a farrier,”      of diverse en-                                               has diverse specialties      and their family mem-
                         Layout Artist                                                  be raised.                     gaged individu-                                              including Veterinary Pre-    bers.
                       Joe Funtanilla                                                       The Veterinary Corps       als protecting                                               ventive Medicine, Labo-         The large segment
                                                                                        was formally established       the Soldier and support-         nary Corps continues to     ratory Animal Medicine,      of the Veterinary Corps
          News Leader office:                                                           by an Act of Congress          ing the National Mili-           significantly impact cur-   Veterinary Pathology,        involved in medical re-
           2330 Stanley Road                                                            June 3, 1916. Follow-          tary Strategy,” said Col.        rent operations.            Veterinary Comparative       search and development
          Building 122, Suite C                                                         ing the establishment of       Edward J. Briand, branch            Veterinary unit com-     Medicine, and Veterinary     missions contribute im-
           Fort Sam Houston                                                             an Air Force Veterinary        proponent chief for the          manders and their           Clinical Medicine,” Briand   measurably to the overall
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                                                                                        responsibilities with its      public health capabilities       low food-borne illness      Corps also conducts and      and antidote develop-
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MAY 31, 2012                                                                                       NEWS LEADER                                                                                            PAGE 3

   News Briefs
W.W. White Road Closure
    W.W. White Road, west of the Gar-
den Avenue intersection, will be closed
until June 25. The closure will help
facilitate the installation of communi-
cations equipment along with sidewalk
and pavement repairs. Anyone requiring
access to areas around this location
are encouraged to use alternate routes.

237th Army Birthday Ball
    The 237th Army Birthday Ball takes
place at 5:30 p.m. June 15 at the JW
Marriott Hill Country, 23808 Resort
Parkway. Cost is $67 per person and
parking is free. Call 221-0118 for more
                                                               Photo by Robert D’Angelo
Retirement ceremony for                      Staff Sgt. Dennis Downs meets the fin-
Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein                   ish line in the 2-mile run/walk event with                                                                                                       Photo by Jen Rodriguez
    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen.            daughter Jazmyn and wife, Rebeca.            More than 85 wounded warriors participated in non-competitive sports, consisting of a 500-meter swim, 10-mile bicycle ride
Patrician Horoho will host a retirement                                                   and a 2-mile run.

                                             Injured service members show
ceremony honoring Maj. Gen. David
Rubenstein on at 9 a.m. June 1 at
MacArthur Parade Field. Rubenstein
retires following 37 years of military
service. Inclement weather location
is Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall,
Building 2841.                               resilience, endurance
US Army Veterinary Corps
96th Anniversary Celebration
   A celebration honoring the 96th
Anniversary of the U.S. Army Veterinary
                                             in annual ‘Mini-Try’
                                             By Maria Gallegos                            Try as a competitive event
Corps will be held from 2 p.m. to 4          BAMC Public Affairs                          among the participants, rather
p.m. June 1 at the U.S. Army Medical                                                      a means for each to challenge
Department Museum.                              More than 85 wounded                      their own selves and see what
                                             service members took their                   they can achieve functionally,”
Army Military Clothing                       rehabilitation to the next level             Fee added. “Also, the event pro-
Sales to close Mondays                       during the Center for the In-                vides a community event where
    Due to cuts in the Department            trepid Mini-Try at Joint Base                patients, staff and families can
of Defense budget, the Army needs            San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston                 interact in a non-clinical envi-                         Photo by Robert D’Angelo
to close all Army Military Clothing          May 18.                                      ronment.”                                Spc. Jack Zimmerman takes part in the
stores on Mondays, beginning June 4.            The 5th annual Mini-Try, a                   Participants included Opera-          10-mile bicycle course.
This only affect Army funded military        non-competitive sports event,                tion Iraqi Freedom and Opera-                                                                        Photo by Maria Gallegos
clothing facilities, so it will not impact   consisted of a 500-meter swim,               tion Enduring Freedom veter-             years ago he will here doing               Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Juarez completes
Lackland or Randolph Air Force Bases.        10-mile bicycle ride and a                   ans from Brooke Army Medical             this; this is amazing.”                    a 2-mile run/walk in the Mini-Try held at
Other hours of operation will remain         2-mile run/walk. The event                   Center and Walter Reed Na-                  Juarez was on foot patrol               Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Hous-
the same: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;        was followed by a community                  tional Military Medical Center,          when he was shot by a sniper               ton May 18.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Tuesday       brunch for participants, family              as well as soldiers from Canada          resulting in his injuries.
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.             members, staff and volunteers.               and the Republic of Georgia.                “I believe each participant             They are content with what
                                                Maj. Terrance Fee, officer-in-               “I am so proud of my hus-             builds a strong sense of sat-              they have achieved.”
264th Medical Battalion                      charge of CFI physical therapy               band,” said Amy Juarez, wife of          isfaction and accomplishment                  Fee noted the event is a joint
Change of Command Ceremony                   and mini-try coordinator,                    Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Juarez,           knowing they have succeeded                effort of many organizations, in-
    Lt. Col. Timothy Hudson will             explained why it is called the               who was injured in Afghani-              in doing something that they               cluding the Paralympics Military
relinquish command of 264th Medical          Mini-Try instead of Triathlon.               stan two years ago. “This is his         did not think possible earlier in          Program, Challenged Athletes
Battalion, 32nd Medical Brigade, to             “A mini-triathlon is basically            second year competing in this            their rehab,” Fee said.                    Foundation, Operation Comfort,
Lt. Col. Neil Nelson at 8 a.m. June 6,       a triathlon comprised of three               event. The first time, he was               “There are some patients                Wounded Warrior Project, Dis-
MacArthur Parade Field. The inclement        separate events,” he said. “The              only able to participate in one          who just received a prosthetic             abled Sports USA, Morale Wel-
weather location is Blesse Auditorium,       word ‘try’ is just away to let               activity, but today he is able to        leg a few days ago and will try            fare and Recreation, the 502nd
Willis Hall, Building 2841.                  each patient ‘try’ to achieve                compete in all three.”                   to go as far as they can but               Force Support Squadron, Alamo
                                             their personal goals.                           His mom, Norma Rogers,                only get a few hundred feet                City Gator Club and the Jason
                  See NEWS, P4                  “We do not use this Mini-                 agreed. “I never thought two             from the race, which is fine.              George Memorial Foundation.
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   News Briefs
from P3
                                            717th MI Brigade ‘Soldierizes’ kids’ field day
                                            By Gregory Ripps                                                                                                                        officer. “We’ll be doing three
Wreath Laying Ceremony                      470th MIB Public Affairs                                                                                                                events a year. In addition to
   Noncommissioned Officer Academy                                                                                                                                                  Veterans Day and the field day,
Commandant Command Sgt. Maj.                    Two dozen volunteers from                                                                                                           we’ll be doing a careers day in
Christopher A. Walls hosts a wreath         the 717th Military Intelligence                                                                                                         January or February.”
ceremony at the graveside of Sgt.           Battalion helped Columbia                                                                                                                  Linker noted that elemen-
Major of the Army Leon L. Van Autreve       Heights Elementary School with                                                                                                          tary school children don’t have
at 5 p.m. June 14 at the Fort Sam           its field day May 17, putting                                                                                                           the exposure to the military
Houston National Cemetery.                  a military touch on this year’s                                                                                                         that high schools have through
                                            event.                                                                                                                                  recruiter programs, and that’s
32nd Med. Bde. Change                           Throughout most of the                                                                                                              why the 717th picked an el-
of Responsibility, Retirement               morning, third-, fourth- and                                                                                                            ementary school.
    Command Sgt. Maj. Harry L. Tharp        fifth-graders enthusiastically                                                                                                             “Our Soldiers can provide
relinquishes responsibilities of 32nd       executed physical training                                                                                                              the children with a positive role
Medical Brigade to Command Sgt. Maj.        in the form of pushups and                                                                                                              model,” Linker explained. “At
Jayme Johnson at 8:30 a.m. June 22          sit-ups, carried each other on                                                                                                          their age, the impression the
during a ceremony at the post flagpole      litters, and performed an In-                                                                                                           Soldiers make can last the rest
on Stanley Road.                            dividual Movement Technique                                                                                 Photo by Gregory Ripps      of their lives.”
                                            – a relay race with some slight             Children try their hands in the proper use of a litter under the oversight of Sgt. 1st         Spc. Terrence Aursby, who
32nd Medical Brigade                        complications – with direction              Class James Johnson, a volunteer from Company B, 717th Military Intelligence Bat-           coordinated the event, added
Change of Command Ceremony                  and encouragement from the                  talion, while another child carries a water can. The litter carry comprised one event       that, besides members of the
    Col. William LaChance will relin-       Soldiers.                                   of Columbia Heights Elementary School’s field day on May 17.                                battalion’s Headquarters and
quish command of the 32nd Medical               Teachers and other school                                                                                                           Headquarters company, Com-
Brigade to Col. Johnathan Fristoe at        staff members seemed to be                  jumping up and down.”                         Veterans Day. Last fall, volun-               pany A and Company B leading
8 .a.m. July 3 at MacArthur Parade          delighted at the children’s reac-              The 470th MI Brigade has                   teers from the brigade’s 717th                the physical activities, the bat-
Field. The inclement weather location is    tion to the men and women in                maintained a relationship with                MI Battalion stepped forward                  talion’s color guard performed
Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, Building    uniform.                                    the Harlandale Independent                    to run the event as community                 opening and closing ceremonies
2841.                                           “The children are more ex-              School District school in south               outreach.                                     for the school.
                                            cited than if I was telling them            San Antonio since 2008, when                     “Just two months ago we                       “We really appreciate that
Holiday Artwork Contest                     what to do, like I do every day,”           volunteer Soldiers began pro-                 formalized our relationship,”                 the Soldiers came,” Ramos
    The U.S. Air Force Band of the West     said Jose Ramos. “You can see               viding an annual program for                  said Maj. Scott Linker, the bat-              said. “It’s been a blast.”
at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland          how excited they are; they are              the school on the day before                  talion’s operations and training
seeks local artists and graphic design-
ers to design cover artwork for the
2012 Holiday in Blue concert program.                            aRMy, aIR fORcE aSSISTaNT SEcRETaRIES vISIT JbSa,
A JPG design must be received by July
1. For more information, visit http://                                      dIScuSS RENEWabLE ENERGy

Services Agency Conducts
Online Bowling Survey
   In an effort to improve the quality
and level of service provided to the Fort
Sam Houston community, the Air Force
Services Agency is conducting a short
survey about the post bowling center.
Service members, retirees and family
members are encouraged to partici-
pate. Information from this survey will
help with a planned renovation. Click
on http://FTSamBowlingCenterSurvey.

Fitness Assessments                           Terry Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment
Begin June 4                                  and logistics (center front), looks at a display of the floor plans for the renovated
    Personnel from the 502nd Force            Sam Houston Community Center with Brig. Gen. Theresa Carter, 502nd Air Base
Support Squadron will administer              Wing commander. Terry Frost, acting director, 502nd Force Support Squadron,                                                                            Photos by L.A. Shively
fitness assessments at the Fitness            discusses floor plans with Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army           Terry Yonkers (left), assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environ-
Center at the Medical Education               for installations, energy and environment. Frost was conducting a tour of the           ment and logistics and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for
and Training Center Mondays and               community center for Yonkers and Hammack, May 21-22, part of an overall tour            installations, energy and environment, talk with Bobby Clark (right), the San An-
Wednesdays at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9            of facilities around Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis.           tonio area manager for the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Camp
a.m. beginning June 4 for Air Force           Both assistant secretaries were visiting JBSA to discuss worldwide and future           Bullis May 22. Greg Nix, an electronics technician with the CACTF, sits at the
members on Fort Sam Houston.                  energy and environmental initiatives for their respective services.                     computer. The CACTF provides realistic urban operations training.
MAY 31, 2012                                                        NEWS LEADER   PAGE 5

      aRMy vETERINaRIaN
     REcEIvES auSTRaLIaN

                                                  Courtesy photo
 Lt. Col. James T. Giles (right), who is assigned to the Depart-
 ment of Veterinary Science, Army Medical Department Center
 and School and attached to Fort Benning’s 463rd Medical
 Detachment (Veterinary Services) in Afghanistan, receives a
 Gold Commendation from Lt. Gen. Ash Power, Chief of Joint
 Operations for the Australian Defence Force. Giles was recog-
 nized for providing exceptional veterinary care to the Austra-
 lian military working dogs. The Australian Defence Force does
 not currently have a veterinary corps. Veterinary care of their
 military working dogs is provided by coalition forces. The U.S.
 Army Veterinary Corps is assisting the Australians in establish-
 ing a veterinary corps.
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   PERSHING ELEMENTaRy THaNKS aRMy                                                                       DOD’s only rooftop helipad opens at SAMMC
    NORTH fOR MENTORS aNd TuTORS                                                                         By Kari Thresher
                                                                                                         San Antonio Medical BRAC
                                                                                                         Integration Office

                                                                                                            The first rooftop heli-
                                                                                                         pad in the Department of
                                                                                                         Defense opened at San
                                                                                                         Antonio Military Medical
                                                                                                         Center May 22. The new
                                                                                                         helipad is expected to
                                                                                                         trim vital time off a trip in
                                                                                                         which every extra minute
                                                                                                         can be a matter of life or
                                                                                                         death for critically injured
                                                                                                            “Providing quicker                                                        Photo by Dwayne Snader
                                                                                                         access to the medical           The SAMMC Consolidated Tower includes a rooftop helipad to facili-
                                                                                                         center via the helipad is a     tate emergency treatment, the only one in the DOD.
                                                                                                         tremendous new benefit
                                                                                                         to both our military and        remaining distance. Now,             While the existing
                                                                    Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson   civilian patients who are       after landing on SAMMC’s          ground helipad will be
Lt. Col. Shannon Miller (center), along with Capt. Michelle Martinez (left) and Capt. Eduardo            airlifted here and en-          rooftop helipad, patients         retained for contingency
Figueroa, admire the hand-written cards they received from the children they mentor and/or tutor         trusted to our care,” said      will be taken by elevator         operations, the rooftop
at John J. Pershing Elementary School during a volunteer luncheon at the school May 23. School           Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong,          directly to the emergency         helipad will be the prima-
faculty and staff members thanked the volunteers from their partner unit, Army North, with treats,       Brooke Army Medical             department.                       ry landing site when air-
certificates of appreciation and cards from students. Volunteers from Fort Sam Houston mentor and        Center commander.                  The ability for heli-          medical agencies serving
tutor students and participate in activities, such as science fairs, field trips and school programs,       Previously, helicopters      copters to have rooftop           Southwest Texas transport
as part of the post’s Adopt-a-school program. Miller serves as commander, Headquarters and Head-         delivered patients to a         access provides an effec-         patients to the SAMMC
quarters Battalion, Army North; Figueroa commands HHBn’s Headquarters Support Company, and               landing pad across the          tive means of transport-          Emergency Department.
Martinez serves as the special assistant to the deputy chief of staff at Army North.                     street from the hospital        ing injured persons and              Base Realignment
                                                                                                         and a waiting ambulance         providing assistance in           and Closure construction
                                                                                                         transported patients the        disaster relief efforts.          transformed San Antonio
                                                                                                                                                                           Military Medical Center
                                                                                                                                                                           into the DOD’s only Level
                                                                                                                                                                           I trauma center and is
                                                                                                                                                                           the inpatient tertiary care
                                                                                                                                                                           center for San Antonio
                                                                                                                                                                           and the surrounding area.
                                                                                                                                                                           SAMMC provides trauma
                                                                                                                                                                           and emergency medical
                                                                                                                                                                           care to DOD beneficiaries
                                                                                                                                                                           and area residents.
MAY 31, 2012   NEWS LEADER   PAGE 7
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                                                                                                              Navy vice chief visits San
                                                                                                              Antonio wounded warrior support
                                                                                                              and joint force training facilities
                                                                                                              By Lt. Cmdr. Chris Servello   at the Center for the          Directions from the Chief
                                                                                                              VCNO Public Affairs           Intrepid and Warrior and       of Naval Operations. He
                                                                                                                                            Family Support Center,         provided the audiences
                                                                                                                 The vice chief of naval    and then met with Sailors      real-world examples
                                                                                                              operations toured the San     at the Medical Education       of how today’s Navy
                                                                                                              Antonio Military Medical      and Training Campus            was putting the tenets
                                                                                                              Center and visited Navy       on Fort Sam Houston            of “Warfighting First,”
                                                                                                              and joint training sites      and the Naval Technical        “Operate Forward” and
                                                                                                              during a May 24 trip to       Training Center at Lack-       “Be Ready” into practice
                                                                    Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Servello   the greater San Antonio       land Air Force Base.           worldwide.
Adm. Mark Ferguson, vice chief of naval operations, is greeted by Sailors while visiting the Medical Educa-   area.                            The VCNO began his             The VCNO also
tion and Training Campus, home to Navy’s Corpsmen “A” school. Ferguson toured the San Antonio Military           Adm. Mark Ferguson         day with visits to CFI and     thanked both groups of
Medical Center, as well as Navy and joint training sites at Naval Technical Training Center, Lackland and     interacted with patients,     WFSC to better famil-          Sailors for their service
METC.                                                                                                         staff and family members      iarize himself with the        and sacrifice. “You have
                                                                                                                                            wounded warrior care           all chosen to serve – to
                                                                                                                                            and family support of-         give up comforts and
                                                                                                                                            fered at SAMMC.                embark on a life of high
                                                                                                                                               The mission of the CFI      standards – to be ready
                                                                                                                                            is to provide rehabilita-      when the country is least
                                                                                                                                            tion to personnel who          ready.”
                                                                                                                                            have sustained amputa-            In his METC remarks,
                                                                                                                                            tion, burns, or functional     Ferguson thanked Sailors
                                                                                                                                            limb loss; to provide          training to be hospital
                                                                                                                                            education to military and      corpsmen for their hard
                                                                                                                                            Department of Veteran          work, telling them that
                                                                                                                                            Affairs professionals          today’s men and women
                                                                                                                                            on rehabilitation; and         were, “the best we have
                                                                                                                                            to promote research in         ever had. You are the
                                                                                                                                            orthopedics, prosthetics       most educated, intelligent
                                                                                                                                            and physical/occupational      and physically fit group
                                                                                                                                            rehabilitation.                of Sailors in the history of
                                                                                                                                               The WFSC provides           our Navy.”
                                                                                                                                            coordinated services              METC is the primary
                                                                                                                                            to patients, next-of-kin       Department of Defense
                                                                                                                                            and extended wounded           healthcare education
                                                                                                                                            warrior family members.        campus and trains en-
                                                                                                                                            Injured service members        listed medical personnel
                                                                                                                                            and their family visit the     in over 60 medical pro-
                                                                                                                                            WFSC to receive emo-           grams, graduating 24,000
                                                                                                                                            tional support, answers        joint service personnel
                                                                                                                                            to their questions, and to     annually.
                                                                                                                                            extend their rehabilitation       At NTTC Lackland,
                                                                                                                                            away from the hospital.        Ferguson told an audi-
                                                                                                                                               During his visit to         ence of Sailors training
                                                                                                                                            METC and NTTC-Lack-            in the master-at-arms
                                                                                                                                            land, Ferguson had the         rating, “you are making
                                                                                                                                            opportunity to address         a difference because you
                                                                                                                                            students, school officials     make us safer – you pro-
                                                                                                                                            and family members as          tect us against terrorist
                                                                                                                                            he toured living quarters,     and criminal threats.”
                                                                                                                                            recreational facilities, and      Sailors attending the
                                                                                                                                            various training class-        MA school are trained
                                                                                                                                            rooms at the two sites.        and tested in the areas
                                                                                                                                               At all-hands calls at       of antiterrorism, security
                                                                                                                                            both locations, Ferguson       force fundamentals, and
                                                                                                                                            discussed the Sailing          basic law enforcement.
MAY 31, 2012                                                                                NEWS LEADER   PAGE 9

cal practice.
   Graduates walk
away with an associ-
ate’s degree in applied
science with an empha-
sis in respiratory care
and eligibility to take
the national certified
respiratory therapy test,
which is a stepping
stone for a state license,
Lucero explained. Army
and Navy students have
a more than 96 percent                                                       Photo by Elaine Sanchez
pass rate for the CRT, he      Staff Sgt. Easter Jackson, clinical instructor, explains the func-
added.                         tions of a transport ventilator to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin
   This accreditation          Speight, an Interservice Respiratory Therapy Program student, as
marks a turning point          Maj. Thomas Zanders, the program’s medical director, looks on in
for military respiratory       the pulmonary department at the San Antonio Military Medical Cen-
therapists, he said, par-      ter May 23.
ticularly for reservists. In
the past, he explained,        jobs because, without               their certification, they
reserve respiratory            a credential, they were             can score a job in a
therapists would gradu-        unable to work in their             hospital or department
ate from the course and        field.                              that offers respiratory
return to their former            Now, after earning               services.

RE-GREEN from P1               to teach courses for en-            dian driver’s license and
                               listed Canadian “geomat-            license plates?” Sobkow-
cal fitness test, get their    ics technician” soldiers            iak asked, to illustrate
Department of the Army         at the School of Military           some of the things he’s
photos, get replacement        Mapping at the Mapping              had to figure out, adding
uniforms and equipment,        and Charting Establish-             that there are also some
and many other garrison        ment in Ottawa, Ontario,            professional challenges.
support functions.”            Canada.                                “One of the biggest
   Worldwide, more than            He said the assign-             challenges is understand-
100 U.S. Army Soldiers         ment is very different              ing the equipment set,”
serve in foreign exchange      from being an instructor            Sobkowiak said. “They
positions, Morrison said.      at a U.S. Army advanced             have less equipment and
   Serving as an ex-           individual training                 cycle it to different units
change officer in the          school.                             to accomplish missions.
Canadian Armed Forces              “It’s very open, there,”           Sobkowiak, a native of
has been a rewarding           Gonzalez said. “Every-              La Crosse, Wis., said the
and interesting experi-        body uses first names,              MPEP position has been
ence for many of the           and they don’t form up.             a rewarding experience
service members who            It’s a civilian school in           – both personally and
attended Army North’s          Ottawa – Algonquin Col-             professionally.
MPEP conference.               lege. At the end, they get             “I’d definitely recom-
   Sgt. 1st Class David        two-year degrees.”                  mend the assignment,”
Gonzalez, a geospatial             “They get teased a              Sobkowiak said.
engineer, was working          little in school, being                The Canadians appre-
with in the 1st Brigade        from Texas, but they like           ciate the MPEP officers,
Combat Team, 1st Ar-           it there,” Gonzalez said.           Morrison said.
mored Division at Fort             “There are some                    “The Canadians place
Bliss, when his branch         challenges to living and            a high value to the con-
manager notified him           working in Canada,” said            tributions MPEP officers
that he was eligible to        Maj. Brent Sobkowiak,               make to their organiza-
work in Canada.                who is working as a                 tions,” Morrison said.
   “I came back from           planner at a Canadian               “They appreciate the ex-
Iraq and had an email          combat brigade in Steel             pertise, experience, skill,
from branch saying I was       Barracks, Canadian                  enthusiasm and value
chosen,” Gonzalez said.        Forces Base Edmonton,               of our Soldiers – what
   Gonzalez, a San Anto-       in Alberta, Canada.                 makes us stand apart
nio native, was selected           “How do I get a Cana-           from our allies.”
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                                                                                                               Sgt. 1st Class Duriel Mitchem and Sgt. Shanelle McNair, members of the Joint Services
                                                                                       Photos by Lori Newman   Color Guard prepare to retire the Colors during the Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Sam
 Several veteran and civilian groups present wreaths during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Fort Sam   Houston National Cemetery May 28.
 Houston National Cemetery.

                                                                (Above) Francisco (Frank) Perez, an      Eleven-year-old Diego Ganzales, a    Members of the San Antonio community observe a moment
                                                                86-year-old World War II veteran, at-    member of Boy Scout Troop 911,       of remembrance on Memorial Day to honor fallen service
 Thousands of people visited the Fort Sam Houston National      tends the Memorial Day ceremony at       makes sure the flag is secure dur-   members.
 Cemetery on Memorial Day to remember their loved ones.         Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery       ing the Memorial Day ceremony at
 Many grave markers are adorned with flags, flowers and other   May 28 to honor all combat veterans      Fort Sam Houston National Cem-
 mementos.                                                      who have served our nation.              etery May 28.
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                                                                                                     Motorcycle riders focus on safety
                                                                                                     By Phil Reidinger                                                             “When you are in
                                                                                                     AMEDDC&S Public Affairs                                                    traffic you can’t trust
                                                                                                                                                                                what the driver of a car
                                                                                                        With the theme “Safety                                                  or truck will do. That is
                                                                                                     Is On You,” 30 motorcycle                                                  why safety is on you – the
                                                                                                     riders participated in the                                                 rider,” he added.
                                                                                                     32nd Medical Brigade                                                          Tharp noted that in
                                                                                                     mentor ride May 24. The                                                    the past three weeks, the
                                                                                                     semiannual ride provides                                                   32nd Medical Brigade
                                                                                                     an opportunity for expe-                                                   dealt with five motorcy-
                                                                                                     rienced riders to mentor                                                   cle-related incidents.
                                                                                                     new or novice riders.                                                         Ride safety coordinator
Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Fire Fighters demonstrate how the Jaws of Life are used to      The rides begin with                        Photos by Phil Reidinger    Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence
remove an injured motorist from a badly damaged vehicle.                                             mechanical inspections              Lt. Col. Jose Alicea inspects          Johannik said 28 deaths
                                                                                                     and validation of training,         motorcycle owned by 2nd Lieut.         in the Army this year

JBSA 101 Critical Days of                                                                            insurance and licenses.
                                                                                                     The safety inspections
                                                                                                     include lights, brakes,
                                                                                                                                         Michael Honesberger, Company
                                                                                                                                         E, 232nd Medical Battalion prior
                                                                                                                                         to the 32nd Medical Brigade mo-
                                                                                                                                                                                were related to motor-
                                                                                                                                                                                cycle accidents.
                                                                                                                                                                                   “That’s 36 percent of

Summer Safety Day event kicks off                                                                    chains and belts, spokes
                                                                                                     and tires.
                                                                                                        Riders also must pos-
                                                                                                                                         torcycle mentorship safety ride,
                                                                                                                                         May 24. The inspection check-
                                                                                                                                                                                the deaths in the Army
                                                                                                                                                                                and why we need to rein-
                                                                                                                                                                                force motorcycle safety,”
Memorial Day weekend
                                                                                                                                         list includes lights, brakes, tires,
                                                                                                     sess documentation of               spokes, chains or belts, insurance     he said.
                                                                                                     attending at least the              and completion of motorcycle ba-          Air Force Master Sgt.
By Lori Newman                      “It’s these days of            same.”                            basic motorcycle training           sic or advanced training course.       Osvaldo Villarreal, 433rd
JBSA-FSH News Leader             summer where we                      This year’s event fea-         course. Riders must also                                                   Airlift Wing, has been rid-
                                 experience the loss of            tured several testimoni-          attend the advanced mo-             ing to La Vernia and                   ing for two years.
   To kick off the Memo-         our valuable personnel,”          als, demonstrations and           torcycle training course            back, completing the                      “I have participated
rial Day weekend, Joint          Waldrop said encourag-            booths offering safety            within 12 months after              ride at the post commis-               in 30 rides,” he said.
Base San Antonio held            ing the service members           information on a wide             the basic riders course.            sary parking lot. The trip             “Defensive riding, maneu-
the 101 Critical Days            to be extra vigilant dur-         variety for topics such           The courses are offered at          route, which used High-                vering through traffic, giv-
of Summer Safety Day             ing the summer months             as teen driving safety,           Joint Base San Antonio-             way 87, 181, 759 and                   ing the right of way and
event May 24.                    when motorcycling and             sexual assault preven-            Lackland Air Force Base.            Interstates 37 and 35,                 the lack of protection on
   Airmen from Lack-             participating water sports        tion and Mothers Against             Active duty and retired          exposes riders to various              a bike are all topics we
land and Randolph Air            and other activities.             Drunk Driving.                    military members of                 types of potential traffic             reinforce during a ride.”
Force Bases were bused              “Last year the Air                Ralph Delgado, a 27-           Lackland’s Chapter 4 and            hazards.                                  The lack of exterior
to Fort Sam Houston              Force lost 18 people              year veteran with the             JBSA-Fort Sam Houston’s                “You have to be a                   protection on a motorcy-
to attend the event and          during the 101 critical           San Antonio Police De-            Chapter 47 of the Green             swivel head out there,”                cle provides an emphasis
several service members          days (of summer), the             partment, explained the           Knights Motorcycle Club             cautioned Command Sgt.                 for every rider to use the
and civilians rode in on         Navy and Marines lost 31          consequences of driving           joined the ride, hosted by          Maj. Harry Tharp during                proper personal protec-
motorcycles.                     people and the Army had           drunk, from the perspec-          the 32nd Medical Brigade            his safety briefing. He em-            tion equipment such as
   Michael Waldrop,              54 fatal mishaps,” said           tive of the family of a           for Motorcycle Safety               phasized specific dangers              goggles, helmet, long
502nd Mission Support            Jewell Hicks, director of         victim and the drunk              Month.                              at intersections, stop signs           sleeve shirt, full length
Group deputy com-                safety for the 502nd Air          driver.                              The riders departed              and traffic lights when                pants, jeans – not shorts,
mander, welcomed the             Base Wing. “That’s close             Delgado recounted an           Fort Sam Houston travel-            riding a bike.                         gloves and boots.
Soldiers and Airmen to           to 100-plus people whose          incident where a young
the annual event.                families will never be the        off-duty officer stopped
                                                                   to help a motorist and
                                                                   ended up being hit by a
                                                                   drunk driver. The officer
                                                                   later died of his injures.
                                                                      “Be responsible for
                                                                   what you do,” Delgado
                                                                   said. He advised people
                                                                   who have been drinking
                                                                   not to drive, but to call
                                                                   a cab.
                                                                       “If you get picked up
                                                                   for a DWI, if you don’t
                                                                   go to prison, the whole
                                                                   thing is going to [cost]
                                          Photos by Lori Newman    you about $17,000,” he            Riders line up to begin the safety ride sponsored by the 32nd Medical Brigade. The ride provides experi-
Army Spcs. Draya Rutherford and Shaun Brown speak to a repre-      said. “Plus, being in the         enced riders the opportunity to mentor novice riders about safe defensive driving, maneuvering in traffic,
sentative from Warfighter and Family Readiness about the impor-    military, it can ruin your        giving eight of way, dangers at intersections and potential hazards posed by various types of roadways
tance of a properly fitted car seat.                               career.”                          such as interstates and rural roads.
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Activities honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
By Esther Garcia                    tional Asian food.                   hard,” Caravalho said.               training that included
AMEDDC&S Public Affairs Office         “It is about identify-               The general said he               keynote speaker retired                                                                  Frank Cade
                                    ing the great contri-                had money to pay for                 Sgt. Maj. Julius Chan                                                                    demonstrates
   Each May, Asian Pa-              butions and legacy of                only one college se-                 and entertainment by                                                                     martial arts
cific American Heritage             the many Asian and                   mester so he joined the              the Aloha Grill Dance                                                                    at the Asian
Month recognizes the                Pacific Islanders,” said             ROTC to finish and get               Troup May 24.                                                                            Pacific Amer-
contributions, traditions           Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe,              a good education.                       On Fort Sam Hous-                                                                     ican Heritage
and history of Asian                AMEDDC&S com-                           “It clicked, the whole            ton, there is a street                                                                   Month
Americans and Pacific               manding general and                  military thing clicked               named Calugas Circle                                                                     celebration.
Islanders in the United             host for the ceremony.               for me,” Caravalho said.             in honor of Medal of
States and in the Armed             “Especially those and                “I loved the discipline.”            Honor recipient Sgt.                                                                     Photos by
Forces.                             their families who have                 Activities closed with            Jose Calugas. Calugas                                                                    Esther Garcia
   As host for the Joint            served our nation beau-              a presentation to 32nd               was the only Filipino
Base San Antonio-Fort               tifully and sacrificed               Medical Brigade Sol-                 to receive the medal in
Sam Houston activi-                 a great deal, so that                diers attending medical              World War II.
ties, the Army Medical              we can enjoy all this
Department Center and               freedoms and liberties
School kicked off the               that we have every day,
month with a ceremony               just like the many other
at the post exchange                ethnic groups that have
May 1 and hosted a                  served our nation.”
sampling of Asian Pa-                  Brig. Gen. Joseph
cific traditional foods             Caravalho, command-
in the foyer of Blesse              ing general, Northern
Auditorium May 4.                   Regional Medical Com-
   Celebrations con-                mand at Fort Belvior,
tinued with the post                Va., was born in Ha-
APAHM Observance Day                waii and was the guest
at Blesse Auditorium                speaker. He talked
May 23.                             about his upbringing in
   The ceremony in-                 Hawaii and how he got
cluded a martial arts               where he is today.
demonstration by Frank                 “My folks sacrificed
Cade, traditional dance             life’s pleasures and
music by the Aloja Grill            luxuries to give their
Dance Troupe, followed              five children education              Soldiers and civilians join the Aloja Grill Dance Troupe on stage to hula at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at Blesse
by a sampling of tradi-             and instill in us to study           Auditorium May 23.

            PLEASANTON JROTC VISITS METC                                                                          JROTC CAdETS LEARN MILITARy hONORS

                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Kathy Salazar
                                                                                    Photo by Kathy Salazar          Sgt Edward Bonertz (right), Military Honors Platoon, presents the U.S. flag to Burbank Junior
   Medical Education and Training Campus Instructor Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Messanh Amed-                  ROTC Cadet Maj. Emilce Ferreira during a mock presentation about how the unit shows their
   uite (center), explains to Pleasanton Junior RTOC cadets the importance of sterility in the operating            respect to family members during a military honors ceremony. The cadets visited the Army
   room as surgical technicians prepare to practice their skills on a patient simulator. The cadets visited         Medical Department Museum, the Engagement Skills Training 2000, Brenner Barracks and
   the Fort Sam Houston Museum, Engagement Skills Training 2000 and lunched with the service mem-                   received a briefing of U.S. Army North’s Sentinel communication vehicle during lunch at the
   bers at Rocco Dining Facility during their tour of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 23.               Quadrangle during their tour of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 24.
MAY 31, 2012                                               NEWS LEADER                                                                                   PAGE 17

‘RAzzLE dAzzLE’ AT FESTIVAL OF ThE ARTS                                       RhOdES hONOR SOCIETy VISITS
                                                                                      FSh MUSEUM

                                                                                                                                              Photo by Kathy Salazar
                                   Photos by Deyanira Romo Rossell   Pfc. Catharina Perry from the 4/133 Forward Support Company, 36th Infantry Texas National
                   (Above) Fifteen-year-old Jorion I. Dawson per-    Guard, instructs students from the Rhodes Middle School National Junior Honor Society how to
                   forms of “Moonlight in Vermont” on the alto       perform an about-face during their tour at the Fort Sam Houston Museum May 29. The students
                   saxophone. Dawson joined 17 other contestants     had an educational scavenger hunt at the Army Medical Department museum and ate lunch at the
                   in the 2012 Festival of the Arts talent con-      Quadrangle during their tour at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
                   test, “Razzle Dazzle” at the Fort Sam Houston
                   Theatre May 17.

                   (Left) Staff Sgt. Kevin Cherry busts a move
                   at the “Razzle Dazzle” Festival of the Arts
                   talent contest May 17. Cherry sang “Billie
                   Jean” and dressed the part of late pop star
                   Michael Jackson during the competition
                   at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre.
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    FShISd                                                         Scream Free Parenting                 at the Fort Sam Houston Aquatic
                                                                      June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11:30       Center Building 3300, Williams                        Weekly Weather Watch
   WEEKLy                                                          a.m.-1:30 p.m., Red Cross Building    Road. Cost is $20. The triathlon                    May 31 Jun 1                          Jun 2            Jun 3           Jun 4           Jun 5

                              THE               GATE
                                                                   2650, call 221-0349.                  consists of a 400-meter swim, a
   CAMPUS                                                                                                10-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.
  ACTIVITIES                                                       Bank Account Management               Registration deadline is June 3,        Texas
                                                                                                                                                                92°               92°              96°               95°             97°             96°
                                                                       June 4, 2-4 p.m., Roadrunner      packet pick-up is at 5:30 a.m. on
   JUNE 4-9
                                                                                                                                                             Isolated T-Storms   Partly Cloudy    Partly Cloudy   Mostly Cloudy     Partly Cloudy   Partly Cloudy

                              ABC’s of Individual Family           Community Center Building 2797,       race day. Call 221-1234.
Robert G. Cole Middle and     Support Plan                         call 221-1612.                                                              Afghanistan
High School                      May 31, 1:30-3 p.m., Roadrun-                                           “A Few Good Men” at Harlequin                         88°                86°              88°              88°              87°             83°
                              ner Community Center Building        Building Effective Anger              Dinner Theatre                                        Sunny              Sunny            Sunny            Sunny            Sunny           Sunny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Source: The Weather Channel at
June 4-9                      2797, call 221-2962.                 Management Skills                        Performances are Thursday-Sat-
JROTC Summer Camp at                                                  June 5, 12, 19, 25, July 3 and     urday, May 10-June 9. Dinner is at
Camp Bullis                   End-of-School-Year Field Day
                                  May 31, 4 p.m. in the field by
                                                                   10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Red Cross
                                                                   Building 2650, call 221-0349.
                                                                                                         6:15 p.m. and curtain is at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                         Call 222-9694 for reservations.             Edwards Aquifer Level
June 5                        the Youth Center Building 1630,                                                                                         in feet above sea level as of May 30
Girls basketball summer       for Middle School Teens. This is a   ID Theft                              Vacation Bible Study
league, Cole Gym, 5-9 p.m.    STRONG B.A.N.D.S event.                  June 5, 2-4 p.m., Roadrunner          June 10-14 at Dodd Field              CURRENT LEVEL* = 654.0'
                                                                   Community Center Building 2797,       Chapel, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston,               *determines JBSA water conservation stage
June 7                        Virtual FRG Training                 call 221-1612.                        call 221-5006.                          Normal - above 660'                             Stage III - 642'
Girls basketball summer           June 1, 10-11 a.m., Roadrunner                                             June 16-20 at Freedom Chapel,       Stage I - 660'                                  Stage IV - 640.5'
league, Cole Gym, 5-9 p.m.    Community Center Building 2797,      Unit Family Readiness Training        JBSA-Lackland, call 671-4208.           Stage II - 650'                                 Stage V - 637'
                              call 221-1829 or 221-0946.               June 6, 9-10 a.m., Roadrunner         June 18-22 at Randolph
                                                                   Community Center Building 2797,       Elementary, JBSA-Randolph, call          For water restrictions, visit http:\\
                              Man of the House                     call 221-1829 or 221-0946.            652-7237.
                                 June 1, 12:30-2 p.m., Roadrun-                                                                                depending on age. Registration is                             Retired Enlisted Association
                              ner Community Center Building        Excel Level 1                         Swim Lessons                          available Monday-Friday, noon-7                                   Chapter 80 of the Retired
                              2797, call 221-0349.                     June 7, 8 a.m.-noon, Roadrunner       Registration is underway for      p.m. at the Aquatic Center. Ses-                              Enlisted Association meets at 1
                                                                   Community Center, call 221-2518       summer swim lessons which will        sions are Monday-Friday for two                               p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of
                              Positive Parenting Enrichment        or 221-2705.                          run from June 4-Aug. 3. The cost      weeks and include eight days of                               each month at the Lackland Air
                                 June 4 and 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,                                          is $40/child per session. Lessons     instruction, a certificate of partici-                        Force Base Gateway Club. Call
     Submit a comment at      Roadrunner Community Center          Triathlon                             are scheduled from 9-9:45 a.m. or     pation, a swim lesson T-shirt and   Building 2797, call 221-0349.           June 10, 6:30 a.m. beginning       10-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m.        class picture.                                                                  See INSIdE, P19
MAY 31, 2012                                                                                             NEWS LEADER                                                                                                       PAGE 19

                                        2012 Federal Recognition                Antonio Airport. Tickets are $20 and    personnel, including active Reserve      from June 2 to Aug. 25; 9 a.m. to
                                        Awards                                  include your choice of a cheese-        and National Guard, and their            4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays,
                                            An awards ceremony will be          burger or turkey club wrap served       families from Memorial Day through       June 5 to Aug 17; and 11 a.m. to       fort
                                        held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June        with salad, dessert and iced tea.       Labor Day 2012. San Antonio at-          4 p.m. Sundays, June 3 to Aug. 26.
                                        13 at the Omni Hotel at the Colon-      Attendee must pre-pay and reserve       tractions honoring this include The      The park is closed Mondays during      for sale
                                        nade. Bill Taylor, KENS5 meteorolo-     with meal choice by calling 295-        Alamo, Casa Navarro State Historic       June, July and August. Visit http://   FOR SALE: 1972 Pontiac Grand
                                        gist, is master of ceremonies. Call     2323 no later than June 4. Make         Site, Institute of Texan Cultures,             Prix, rolling chassis no motor
Joshua Springs Park Walk                565-1860/1861.                          checks payable to Hilton Hotel.         McNay Art Museum, San Antonio                                                   but still has automatic trans-
    The Hill Country Volkssportverein                                                                                   Museum of Art, Southwest School          Quarry Farmers and                     mission and complete interior,
volksmarch club will host a 5k and      MEDCOM Best Warrior Awards              Blue Star Museums                       of Art and Villa Finale. Visit http://   Ranchers Market                        body is straight, $1,500; 1967
10k walk June 2 starting at the         Ceremony and Luncheon                   Free for Military              for more details.                   Every Sunday, rain or shine,       Mustang Coupe hard top, not
Joshua Springs Park and Preserve,           Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho and        Blue Star Museums, a col-                                                     from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Quarry       running, 289 V8 automatic,
716 FM 289 in Comfort, Texas.           Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock        laboration among the National           Morgan’s Wonderland Hours                Market adjacent to Whole Foods         needs restoring, body is straight,
Walks start between 7-11 a.m., fin-     will host the U.S. Army Medical         Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star       Changing                                 Market, 255 E. Basse Road. Some        $1,800. Call 488-0826.
ish by 2 p.m. Call 830-995-2421 or      Command Noncommissioned Officer         Families, the Department of                 Morgan’s Wonderland will open        vendors offer military discounts,      FOR SALE: Solid oak roll top
visit    and Soldier of the Year Best Warrior    Defense, and more than 1,600 mu-        earlier on most days during the          live entertainment and kid’s activi-   desk, $1,000 obo; computer
GG/Comfort.html.                        Awards Luncheon and Ceremony at         seums across America to offer free      2012 summer season. The theme            ties. Visit http://quarryfarmersmar-   table, 30 inches by 72 inches,
                                        11:30 a.m. June 8 at the Hilton San     admission to all active duty military   park will open at 9 a.m. Saturdays or call722-5077.               $75 obo. Call 860-3781.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        FOR SALE: REM Martinique
                                                                                                                                                                                                        king-size bed with wave adjust-
INSIdE from P18                         655-0577.                                   Meetings are held the first and     Building 4196. Call 295-4921.                                                   able base, each side has a
658-2344 for information.                                                       third Thursday of every month                                                    Sergeant Audie Murphy Club             remote control that elevates
                                        ROTC Green to Gold                      11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at San Antonio        Van Autreve Sergeants Major                 The SMA Leon L. Van Autreve         both head and/or foot and
Stilwell House                              The 5th Brigade Army ROTC will      Credit Union, Stanley Road, in the      Association                              Chapter of the Sergeant Audie          activates massage, in excellent
    The Fort Sam Houston Stilwell       conduct a Green to Gold Program         conference room. Call 916-3406 or           The SMA Leon L. Van Autreve          Murphy Club meets the third Thurs-     condition, $6,800 retail, asking
House, a historic landmark since        brief on the second Monday of each      221-8785.                               Sergeants Major Association meets        day of each month at noon in the       $2,999. For details visit http://
1888, is open for tours, receptions     month excluding training and fed-                                               the third Thursday of each month         Men’s Card Room at the Fort Sam
and parties. The Stilwell House is      eral holidays. Briefings will be at 2   Future Speakers on the Horizon          at 5 p.m. at the Longhorn Café,          Houston Golf Club. All Sergeant        Martinique.asp. Call 659-6741.
managed by the Society for the          p.m. at the Post Education Center,          Enjoy food and develop public       1003 Rittiman Rd. All active duty,       Audie Murphy or Sergeant Morales       YARD SALE: June 2 beginning
Preservation of Historic Fort Sam       Building 2248, Room 207C. For           speaking and leadership skills the      Reserve, National Guard and              members are invited and encour-        at 7 a.m., 11104 Forest Night in
House, Inc. a 501(C)(3) Corporation     more information, call 295-2006,        second and fourth Wednesday of          retired sergeants major are invited      aged to attend. Call 221-4424 or       Live Oak, Auburn Hills subdivi-
not affiliated with the Department      295-0429, 458-5607 or 436-3415.         each month, noon-1 p.m. at the          and encouraged to attend. Call           837-9956.                              sion.
of Defense. Call 224-4030 or            Cloverleaf Communicators Club           Joint Program Management Office,        221-0584 or 889-8212.

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